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Negative Social Media Comments Don't Need to be a Negative
Mary-Carel Verden
10/12/2014 9:53:40 PM

An online presence is essential in today’s world of business. It raises your visibility. Re-enforces your brand and attracts new customers, to n...

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Materials
Bloggers Cramp… It Leads to a Sweet Little Find
Pat Windmeier
10/13/2014 9:32:45 AM

I have to admit, sometimes I have bloggers cramps. Bloggers cramp can be a driving force, like tonight as I had to sit down and get a blog to my edit...

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Why Google+? Don’t I Have Enough To Do Already?
Russ Lee
10/5/2014 7:15:58 PM

A friend of mine cleans carpets for a living. It’s an industry with a low barrier to entry and, hence, a very competitive environment. His is a small,...

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Stone
Are You Throwing Money in the Dumpster?
Fred Hueston
10/12/2014 7:32:56 PM

In my travels around the US visiting, training and setting up fabrication shops I have noticed that almost all of them are throwing money ever...

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Business Practices
Looking Beyond the Factory Door
Alan Severance
10/5/2014 7:31:40 PM

Make no mistake. Sustaining your Lean initiative give you lots to do. Without your constant reinforcement and vigilance, your people may attemp...

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MIA Releases Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) is proud to announce the release of a new Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook. The 173 page handbook takes a comprehensive look at OSHA’s relationship with the stone industry and describes how businesses can remain in OSHA compliance.

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Integra Adhesives launches Stone Swatch Deck Match Guide

for high quality, pre-colored cartridge based adhesives that offer a perfect color match when laminating, mitering and seaming quartz, natural stone and solid surface, Integra Adhesives is now launching a unique companion tool for color matching Natural Stone.

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New Jig System Streamlines Production of Professional-Quality Cabinet Face Frames and Doors

One-of-a-Kind System Allows Clamping, Drilling & Fastening in One Simple Setup: The new Professional Face Frame Jig System from General Tools & Instruments (General®) enables woodworkers and cabinet makers to create a production setup in just minutes for the fast and precise fabrication and assembly of cabinet face frames and doors. Wood frame and door components can be aligned, securely clamped, bored for pocket holes and screwed together in one operation. This patented, one-of-a-kind system saves time and increases productivity by eliminating the need for separate drilling and assembly operations and delivering repeatable, professional results.

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ITW Building Components Group Announces Release of VisionREZ for Revit 2015 Architectural Plug-In

ITW Building Components Group announced today the release of the VisionREZ® for Revit® 2015 Architectural Plug-In. This is the second release of a VisionREZ product designed specifically for the Revit platform and is based on the award-winning VisionREZ products for AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA).

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AWI Design Solutions Magazine Released

The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has released the summer 2014 edition of their official journal, Design Solutions Magazine. The publication offers in depth features and resources including a technical article and a Product Showcase.

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Integra Adhesives to be at IWF

Recognized for their high quality, pre-colored cartridge-based adhesives that offer a perfect color match when laminating, mitering and seaming solid surface, quartz, natural stone, ceramic and more, Integra Adhesives will be exhibiting at the IWF show in Atlanta, GA, August 20-23 2014.

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Sustainability
LEED Paperwork
Rob Ziegelmeier
9/5/2014 4:00:00 PM

One thing that has not changed on LEED projects since its inception is the volumes of paperwork required to justify your attempt to help the pro...

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Marble
Questions on Specified Friction Testing
Marble Institute of America
10/13/2014 9:49:07 AM

Q: We have specified friction testing for a stone lobby floor, and the test method in our specification is ASTM C1028. The supplier says that th...

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Design
Simplicity: The New Luxury
Holly Berecz
10/13/2014 9:16:35 AM

When it comes to kitchen and bath design, I believe a pretty good argument can be made that simplicity “is” the new luxury. Many designers agree...

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Installation
Three Hours Away
Joseph Corlett
10/27/2014 9:19:03 AM

Dude, you were three hours, five brackets, and fifteen Tapcons away from a happy customer before you bailed. Her boyfriend had to come over and ...

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Techniques
Adding Value
John Howell
10/24/2014 4:00:00 PM

I just returned from vacation in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I’d visited there many times in my youth and had always found the area en...

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